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The entire Outlander series is available worldwide from Recorded Books!
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Dean Koontz has sold more than 450 million books. Fifteen of his books have hit No. 1 on The New York Times hardcover bestseller list.
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director of acquisitions : bsweany@recordedbooks.com
Brian Sweany
Recorded Books
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Brian Sweany started as a library sales rep for Recorded Books in 1999.

Recorded Books is the leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, with additional operations in the United Kingdom and Australia. The company acquires exclusive audiobook rights from authors, agents and publishers, and monetizes this content by selling into both the public library and retail channels. The company has built a deep catalog of over 23,000 proprietary titles, including works by J.R.R. Tolkien, Dean Koontz, Robyn Carr, Alexander McCall Smith, Charlaine Harris and Diana Gabaldon. Recorded Books has a direct sales force that has developed longstanding relationships with public libraries from selling into the channel for over 20 years. The company has leveraged this unique distribution model to sell additional third party content, including e-books and database products such as digital magazines, language learning and test prep services.

Recorded Books' parent company is Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with over $700 million of assets under management. Investing exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors, Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment. Shamrock is currently investing out of Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III, a $400 million fund raised in 2011. Shamrock’s current investments include FanDuel, Giant Creative/Strategy, Isolation Network, Mobilitie, Questex, Recorded Books, Screenvision and T3Media.


years experience: 16+
SKILLS
Proofreading, Copy editing, Proposal writing/editing, Permissions, Writing, Ghost-writing, Technical writing, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Children's books, Sports, African-American, Science
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
The latest audiobooks by Dean Koontz, Diana Gabaldon, Chuck Palahniuk, Laurie R. King, Alison Weir, Anne Perry, Mary Balogh, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Rita Mae Brown, MaryJanice Davidson, Pierce Brown, Michael Sullivan, Amy Stewart, Mary Monroe, Carl Weber, B.J. Daniels and Johanna Lindsey, as well as previous works by Alice Walker, Gary Shteyngart, Dave Eggers, Colson Whitehead, Jonathan Safran Foer, Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Mitchell and David Byrne.
MOST RECENT PURCHASES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Four-book P.W. Singer deal, 10-book Danielle Steel deal, two-book Diana Gabaldon world English audio deal.
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Dominic White, W.F. Howes (UKBC audio rights)
dominic.white@wfhowes.co.uk

Chiara Priorelli, Wavesound (Australia audio rights)
chiara.priorelli@wavesound.com.au

KEY PERSONNEL
Troy Juliar, Recorded Books (SVP, Content & Acquisitions)
tjuliar@recordedbooks.com

Bob Podrasky, Recorded Books (Senior Acquisitions Editor)
bpodrasky@recordedbooks.com

Melanie Donovan, Recorded Books (Director, Children’s Acquisitions)
mdonovan@recordedbooks.com

Ron Formica, Tantor Media (Director of Acquisitions)
ron@tantor.com

Frank Randall, HighBridge Audio (Senior Acquisitions Editor and Product Manager)
frank.randall@highbridgeaudio.com

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